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numsaEWN reports that employers’ organisation the Plastic Converters of SA (PCSA) has accused National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) members of burning down a factory in Ladybrand in the Free State.  

The PCSA said this was in violation of an interdict against workers.  About 10,000 Numsa members in the plastics sector have gone on strike, demanding a 15% wage increase and better working conditions.  The PCSA’s Johan Pieterse said Numsa must be held responsible.  “We are not talking about a strike anymore and I’m referring to a strike that’s controlled.  We are now talking about rioting.  There’s a major difference between the two.  Unfortunately, Numsa must take responsibility.  They’ve called for the strike.  You’re responsible for your members.”  Numsa was not immediately available for comment on the allegations.

  • This short report by Pelane Phakgadi is at EWN

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